|“||My king, o my king, come forth now with haste. With my elegant lightning, let us lay this land to waste. Tear apart the skies, rend the clouds asunder. Pave the road to paradise, with hurricane and thunder.||„|
Narwa are the female of an elder dragon species that consists of itself and the Wind Serpent Ibushi. Similar to Amatsu, this species has a long and leviathan-like body with short and stubby hind legs and a long tail (though in the Serpent's case the legs are more paddle or fin-like). This species also exhibits double jaws, with the lower outer jaw and both inner jaws being able to split. Also on this species are multiple sacs, notably the forelegs, back, chest, the tail tip and in the case of Narwa, in-between the hind legs, which have different properties based on the gender.
Being the female of the species, Narwa have several traits that set itself apart from Ibushi, notably the numerous golden and orange tendrils that extends from the back of the head all the way to the tail. It has two large, backward-facing horns on the head. The mouth has multiple smaller teeth. Between the hind legs is a gigantic golden sac, in which Ibushi lacks, and on Narwa's head, chest, back, forelegs, and tail tips are purple electrical organs that produce electromagnetic force that lifts the serpent airborne.
Narwa also appears to be even bigger than her male counterpart.
Behavior and Abilities
Not much is known about Narwa prior to its discovery. With the help of Minoto's resonation with the Thunder Serpent, the guild was able to determine Narwa's whereabouts while she was waiting for her "king". Every fifty years, Narwa, as well as the Wind Serpent Ibushi, will emerge to mate with each other, while Ibushi wanders around various locales, Narwa seems to wait in a location she prefers until Ibushi is able to locate her. However, the disturbance caused by her presence and electromagnetic abilities tend to drive other monsters berserk, leading to a Rampage event that regularly hits Kamura Village during the Serpent's mating process.
Narwa have inexplicable behaviors similar to Ibushi in which they levitate upside down in the air. Such feats are achieved by the electromagnetic force produces by the thunder sacs on their body. They can also release several beams of purple electricity from the thunder sac on the belly or from the center of the ring created from their whole body. Additionally, Narwa can also create golden balls or rings of electricity from their purple thunder sacs. Several of Narwa's thunder attack will cause several metal rich rock platforms to float up from the ground, which often times also have a siege weapons mounted to them (most likely due to the metal components).
When fully enraged, Narwa can unleash a powerful energy beam followed by a massive electromagnetic pulse that covers the entire area and deals massive damage but is easily avoided or interrupted if you deal enough damage to her in time.
Like Ibushi, Narwa uses an unknown method, presumably some kind of electromagnetic waves, to communicate and aid in finding each other. Some Wyverians, a race that is said to have great connections with nature, are able to pick up this signal and speak it into an understandable language, referred to as a "Resonation", as shown by Minoto when she gradually becomes able to fully Resonate with Narwa, thus able to locate her location. However, it is unknown if the Dragon is aware of this. During the Resonation, the eyes of the Resonating Wyverian change to a bright golden color. This phenomenon, however, has no explanation as of yet.
When Narwa meets its Ibushi mate, it seems to create the nest as Ibushi guards the area. After this is done, Narwa starts to consume Ibushi's bioenergy to seemingly fertilize her eggs, which is their natural mating process. By consuming Ibushi, Narwa becomes Narwa the Allmother as a result, inheriting Ibushi's control over wind.
|“||Attacking its thundersacs that have stored energy will cause them to discharge, grounding the beast. Those on its underside are its weakest, provided you can time an attack for when they aren't blocked by its fins. If you're crafty, you can even use the levitating terrain to your advantage.||„|
This section is about monster materials unique to the Thunder Serpent Narwa in Monster Hunter Rise. For detailed lists, see Narwa Carves.
|Flexible and lightweight carapace that courses with flesh-singeing electricity.|
|Hide so well insulated, it makes lightning strikes feel like bug bites.|
|Narwa's horn. Shoots out bolts of lightning when swung; handle with caution.|
|This lightning-emitting organ creates a magnetic field to enable floating.|
|Tentacles that cover Narwa's body. It uses them to shroud itself in lightning.|
Thunder Serpent Orb
|This jewel shimmers with the ire of lightning. Its holder can tame thunder.|
|Sharp talons that once sliced up any foolish enough to attack Narwa.|
|A shiny rock that elder dragons like to collect. (Account Item)|
Elder Dragon Blood
|Contains an unknown compound. The object of much scholarly research.|
|Thunder Serpent Orb||2%|
|Part Break Rewards|
|Narwa Hide+||97% (Abdomen)
|Narwa Horn+||80% (Horn)|
|Narwa Sparksac||60% (Back)
|Narwa Tentacle||40% (Back)|
|Thunder Serpent Orb||3% (Horn)
|Narwa Claw+||80% (Claw)|
|Narwa Carapace||37% (Body)
|Narwa Sparksac||80% (Tail)|
|Thunder Serpent Orb||3% (Tail)
|Thunder Serpent Orb||1%|
|Elder Dragon Blood||20%|
- Thunder Serpent Narwa serves as the final boss of the Gathering Hub in base game.
- After the first Title Update, defeating Narwa for the first time unlocks the player's Hunter Rank.
- Siege weaponry (Ballista, etc.) is sometimes present on the rock platforms raised by Narwa during the hunt, which hunters can use for a short time before the platforms crumble. These platforms can also break if hit by Narwa's attacks.
- Upon its defeat Thunder Serpent Narwa falls into a chasm or sinkhole in the center of the area and its body cannot be carved, but (similar to Ibushi) it will leave behind several tentacles that can be carved for materials.
- Thunder Serpent Narwa is based off of the Japanese thunder god Raijin. The rock platforms that it raises around the arena may be a reference to the signature rings circling Raijin's back.
|▷ Monsters appearing in Monster Hunter Rise (edit)|
|Herbivore||Anteka Kelbi Kestodon Popo Rhenoplos Slagtoth|
|Fanged Beast|| Bombadgy Bullfango|
Arzuros Apex Arzuros Bishaten Goss Harag Lagombi Rajang Volvidon
|Bird Wyvern|| Baggi Gargwa Izuchi Jaggi Jaggia Wroggi|
Aknosom Great Baggi Great Izuchi Great Wroggi Kulu-Ya-Ku Pukei-Pukei
|Brute Wyvern||Anjanath Barroth|
|Fanged Wyvern|| Jagras|
Magnamalo Tobi-Kadachi Zinogre Apex Zinogre
Almudron Mizutsune Apex Mizutsune Royal Ludroth Somnacanth
|Piscine Wyvern|| Delex|
|Flying Wyvern||Barioth Basarios Bazelgeuse Diablos Apex Diablos Khezu Nargacuga Rathalos Apex Rathalos Rathian Apex Rathian Tigrex|
|Elder Dragon||Chameleos Crimson Glow Valstrax Kushala Daora Teostra Thunder Serpent Narwa Narwa the Allmother Wind Serpent Ibushi|